|Wednesday’s Morning Mashup: Pennsylvania governor plans to sue NCAA over Penn State sanctions||01.02.13 at 7:44 am ET|
WEDNESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
NBA: Grizzlies at Celtics, 7:30 p.m. (CSNNE, NBATV; WEEI-FM)
College basketball: Eastern Michigan at Kentucky, 6 p.m. (ESPNU
College basketball: Nebraska at Ohio State, 6:30 p.m. (Big Ten Network)
College basketball: Duke vs. Davidson, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: St. John’s at Villanova, 8 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: South Florida at UCF, 8 p.m. (CBSSN)
College basketball: Illinois at Purdue, 8:30 p.m. (Big Ten Network)
College basketball: Texas-El Paso at Colorado State, 10 p.m. (CBSSN)
College basketball: San Francisco at Santa Clara, 10 p.m. (ESPNU)
College football: Sugar Bowl, Louisville vs. Florida, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN; WEEI-AM)
AROUND THE WEB:
♦ Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett plans to sue the NCAA for the penalties it imposed on Penn State following the Jerry Sandusky scandal. Corbett scheduled a press conference Wednesday at Penn State to announce the antitrust filing in U.S. District Court in Harrisburg, Pa.
The school was fined $60 million (with the money targeted for child-abuse prevention grants) and the football team faces a four-year ban from bowl games along with reduced scholarships and the forfeiture of 112 wins.
Corbett, a Republican, was the state’s Attorney General when his office took over the Sandusky case in 2009, but the former Penn State assistant coach was not charged until almost three years later. Attorney General-elect Kathleen Kane, a Democrat, has promised to investigate why it took so long to charge Sandusky.
♦ The Celtics aren’t the only NBA team that’s underachieving this season. The Mavericks, one season removed from an NBA championship, are 13-19 and had lost six straight before beating the lowly Wizards on Tuesday. Coach Rick Carlisle is not happy with the attitude of some players, and he’s threatening to start handing out suspensions.
“We’ve got to fight harder than we did tonight,” Carlisle said after Sunday’s 111-86 loss to the Spurs. “It’s not what this organization has been about since Mark [Cuban] bought the team. This is a stretch that’s unprecedented, really. It’s bad. We’ve got to fix it, and it starts with me.”
Added Carlisle: “I [have] to be inventive and find ways [to get through to the players],” he said. “I don’t have a better answer than that. The last week, I’ve had to literally scream in the face of two guys in practices and shootarounds to get the point across. And I will continue to do that.
“If I have to start suspending guys for not doing things they’re supposed to be doing on the court, I’ll do it. And Mark and I will get into it about that. But somehow, things have got to change and it can’t just be about that it’s a tough schedule. It just can’t.”
♦ ESPN anchor Hannah Storm, who suffered first- and second-degree burns in a gas grill accident Dec. 11, returned to the air Tuesday, hosting the Rose Parade from Pasadena, Calif.
“I was just so happy to be there, so grateful,” Storm told The Associated Press. “It took a lot out of me, but it went great.”
Storm lost about half her hair in the accident, along with her eyebrows and eyelashes — all burned off. She has flame marks on her neck and burns and an infection on her left hand.
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|Monday’s Morning Mashup: Shaquille O’Neal wants to fight Jose Canseco||11.14.11 at 7:34 am ET|
WHAT’S HAPPENING LOCALLY MONDAY:
No games scheduled
AROUND THE WEB:
♦ A week after troubled former baseball player Lenny Dykstra pulled out of a boxing match against Jose Canseco (and then fired off a bunch of anti-semitic tweets), former Celtic Shaquille O’Neal indicated he wants to take’s Dykstra’s spot. Tweeted Shaq at UFC boss Dana White: What up Dana white I wanna fight Jose conseco hook it up. There was no immediate response from White or Canseco.
♦ The judge who allowed alleged Penn State child molester Jerry Sandusky to go free on bail without an electronic angle bracelet as prosecutors requested is a volunteer with Sandusky’s charity, according to Deadspin. Pennsylvania district Judge Leslie Dutchcot volunteers for the Second Mile children’s charity.
Meanwhile, Pennsylvania governor Tom Corbett, appearing on Sunday’s “Meet the Press” on NBC, said assistant coach Mike McQueary met his legal obligations when he reported an alleged assault to Joe Paterno but failed to meet a “moral obligation” by not going to police. Corbett also said he expects more victims of Sandusky will emerge.
♦ The United States is concerned that English officials are not fully prepared for terrorist attacks at next year’s Olympics and plans to send 1,000 agents — including 500 FBI officials — to provide protection for America’s participants and diplomats, according to a report in the Guardian.
ON THIS DAY TRIVIA: On Nov. 14, 1967, which Red Sox representative was named Major League Executive of the Year for helping put together the Impossible Dream team that reached the World Series?
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